Forcepoint Web Security

Forcepoint Web Security

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Forcepoint Web Security

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Reassured Cybersecurity

8 out of 10
December 28, 2020
Forcepoint Web Security works to help protect and control end-user web access all while working to protect against cyber threats. Various …
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10 out of 10
December 10, 2020
It's a good solution and works for us in hybrid as well as central proxy. We are currently using this solution throughout the …
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What is Forcepoint Web Security?

Austin-based company Forcepoint (formerly Websense) offers Forcepoint Web Security, a cloud security platform.

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What is Forcepoint Web Security?

Forcepoint Web Security allows companies protect every user, everywhere. The vendor says, with real-time advanced threat protection, built in cloud application security, cloud sandboxing and DLP scanning, you get a comprehensive security solution built for today’s mobile and global workforce.
  • Deep content inspection for pages and links, powered by Forcepoint’s ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) technology to identify zero day, advanced threats, and data theft attempts.
  • Insight and visibility to the cloud application landscape within your organization with Shadow IT discovery, and user and risk ranking. Extend the built-in CASB capabilities to control sanctioned cloud apps across managed devices with anomaly detection and behavioral analytics. Seamlessly upgrade to our full CASB suite for reverse proxy and API mode, and BYOD support.
  • A centralized reporting system enables granularity and customization through an intuitive and easy to use drop and drop interface.
  • Highly secured and always available Forcepoint cloud so you can extend web protection to roaming users with global coverage from the industry’s only certified global cloud infrastructure (ISO 27001, 27018, CSA STAR).
  • Flexible deployments options with a choice of pure cloud (SaaS), hybrid cloud, or on-premise – via a single SKU.
  • Seamlessly integrated with all Forcepoint solutions for a true enterprise security platform; NGFW, CASB, DLP, Email Security, Insider Threat, and Behavioral Analytics.

Forcepoint Web Security Features

  • Supported: Shadow IT discovery and risk ranking
  • Supported: Cloud Application Control and full CASB upgrade
  • Supported: Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Supported: Cloud Sandbox

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Forcepoint Web Security Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Austin-based company Forcepoint (formerly Websense) offers Forcepoint Web Security, a cloud security platform.

Zscaler Internet Access and Netskope Public Cloud Security are common alternatives for Forcepoint Web Security.

The most common users of Forcepoint Web Security are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Financial Services industry.

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Score 7 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security is being used across the whole organization. It helps us solve problems if we need to restrict users from gaining access to the internet sites so that they don't click or browse sites that contain malicious links which would affect the entire organization. We use web security as a hybrid module [that] allows us to block access even when the user is outside of the organization.
Jai Soni | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used in every department which uses [the] internet in our organization. It helps in secure browsing of [the] internet. It also manages the user site visit data which is helpful for HR in some cases. We are using Forcepoint Web Security for web protection while using SAP and other cloud-based software and also in filing GST & other returns online.
Score 3 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security is used as the secure web gateway across our entire organization. It is used to provide access to the Internet securely, performing SSL inspection of websites, applying real-time web page analysis, and blocking access to dangerous sites. It is also used to enforce organizational policy with regard to what sites can and cannot be accessed, which is important for us as a public-sector organization.
Score 7 out of 10
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We had too many issues concerning employees' productivity, wasting precious bandwidth and time, and then above all, security concerns like malware entering into our infra from infected websites, phishing attacks, targeted attacks, or just about anything from the cyber threat perspective. We had a squid proxy, but it [could not] match up with the changing times. We started deploying [Forcepoint Web Security] location-wise and [could] cover 100,000 employees in around 1.5 years, including the roaming client. The ACE engine on which [Forcepoint Web Security] runs really helped us in identifying the real threats, and with their hybrid cloud, we were able to test the best of both cloud and on-premises models. We also started the SSL interception on the boxes, which worked fine but brought down the performance of the boxes significantly, and would suggest [doing] SSLi on [a] dedicated solution. The DLP integration also worked well for both network and endpoint. With SSLi, DLP really gave us [an] inside view of what data is getting exfiltrated.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use it for our entire organization. With Forcepoint Web Security, we can be certain that the web traffic from users’ browsers will be scanned. Both plain and encrypted communications can be scanned, malware and executable programs can be filtered out, and it works transparently for the users. We have selected a number of "forbidden" categories; if they try to visit a site from that category, they will receive either a block page or a warning page.
Score 7 out of 10
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We are currently utilizing Forcepoint Web Security to provide proxy and content filtering services to end-user compute devices on our corporate network. The solution is deployed across all corporate managed devices and managed centrally by the IT team to enforce acceptable usage policies and protect devices from other malicious web content.
Score 8 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security is being used across the whole organization on our servers and our PCs, including laptops. We use it to filter websites and protect us from accessing URLs that may be harmful. It addresses the need to have protection on our devices, even when users are out of the office.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Earlier we were using the URL filtering from other Firewall vendors for our web security but we were so many challenges with that as it had so many categorization issues. Sports sites were getting blocked in the Movies category and some unwanted URLs were not getting blocked. Our users were facing many problems in their daily tasks. Then we decided to go ahead with Forcepoint Web Security and trust me it was life-changing decision for our infra. First, it got installed in our Data Center on-premises and their categorization is just perfect. After implementing it, we got our web security covered and users didn't face any issues after that.
December 28, 2020

Reassured Cybersecurity

Score 8 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security works to help protect and control end-user web access all while working to protect against cyber threats. Various rules and filters were implemented to identify potentially malicious and suspicious sites. DLP events also trigger and alert the organizations of suspicious and potentially malicious actions taken by an employee.
December 10, 2020

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Score 10 out of 10
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It's a good solution and works for us in hybrid as well as central proxy. We are currently using this solution throughout the organization. It is a huge help in the current work from home situation.
Andrea Bet | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We deployed the solution all across the whole organization. We have about 30 WCGs and 20 locations using cloud proxy. Forcepoint Endpoint helped us to protect computer and laptops from threats.
We set up a hierarchy inside Forcepoint Security Manager, to grant access of each defined location/company to the respective IT department.
Score 8 out of 10
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Forcepoint is being used to inspect web content which helps to prevent users from accessing inappropriate websites and security risks while browsing the internet. We also use it on our Cloud infrastructure for behavioral and analytics and data loss prevention. It solves many problems for our organization in terms of keeping things secure.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have 8 years experience as a Forcepoint Web Security customer and I am very happy with it. We have a small IT department and as the IT Manager, Forcepoint allows me to rest at ease as the application does all the work. I really enjoy the fact that it is a cloud-based application, not an appliance. I can quickly run standard reports from the report catalog. I feel a great sense of security knowing my users can browse the internet while Forcepoint blocks malicious threats. This is a inexpensive, but very effective, layer I use for my company's security. I look forward to many more years using Forcepoint Web Security.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have Forcepoint web security deployed across the whole organization, worldwide with over 350 active endpoints. It provides a very effective defense against everything malicious the web has to offer. Also, it provides us with critical metrics of what types of sites users are visiting and for how long it also enables us to do content and keyword blocking of sites and time-based locking of common sites, eg. social media, this can be achieved very granularly via Active Directory integration.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using it for protecting the web traffic to and from public networks. It is being used across the state of Rajasthan. It helps us protect from many complex threats crawling on the web and protect our internal users from being affected.
Score 9 out of 10
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Used across the whole organization as the sole web filtering platform. Allows us the peace of mind in insuring that our users only access approved web categories and that they remain safe when browsing the internet whilst on the corporate network.<br>Forcepoint web filtering policies allow us the flexibility needed to tailor the end users experience according to company policy.<br>
Score 9 out of 10
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We have selected Forcepoint for filtering our data flows on web browsing traffic. Its capabilities are scaled and availability is ensured with the high availability option. Load balancing is handled by WCCP. It's transparent proxy implementation.
September 30, 2020

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Score 8 out of 10
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In our company we have over 3,000 employees and due to current circumstances with Covid-19 most of our employees are working from home or remotely. We use Forcepoint to keep our users secure. We use Forcepoint Web Security across our whole organization. Forcepoint addresses the problem with the blocking of bad/unwanted websites that may have malicious software. I'm actually glad to have Forcepoint installed in our organization. It definitely helps me sleep better at night.
Score 9 out of 10
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My Systems Administrator and I use ForcePoint Web Security daily. We use it for monitoring and filtering web usage company-wide. And that is exactly the business problem it addresses. Ensuring that hundreds of users are safely and responsibly using the web. Its dashboard and reports alert us to problems before they get out of hand.
Score 7 out of 10
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Forcepoint Web Security is used across the enterprise as a web proxy and DLP for a business unit. We are in the process of deploying the Hybrid to our company. We have received excellent help in this endeavor and may start using the DLP option after the POC. We look forward to continuing to work with Forcepoint.